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Coaching Certificate Program

Are you the kind of person who likes to help others?

Have you seen people hurt by bad advice and want better for them?

Do you have a hunger for deeper healing or personal growth?

The Kitchen Table is now offering a Certification in Christian Life Coaching for people interested in becoming a Professional Life Coach or a Ministry (Layperson) Life Coach, at work or with your own friends and family members. Our goal is to help caring Christians gain advanced skills in helping people overcome life issues and pursue meaningful life goals. We offer this class in-house and in a distance-learning format via zoom. Space is limited so reserve your spot today 337.889.0221 or email us at

Why would you want to take this course?

  • For your own personal and professional growth
  • To get better at the ways you are already communicating with coworkers, employees, friends and family members
  • To help others self-generate solutions and find the answers they are looking for in their own lives
  • To become a professional coach as a part-time or full-time career
  • To be more effective in a pastoral counseling/ministry role 
  • To be equipped to really help others grow and heal – body, soul and spirit

Read what some of our students have to say about the TKT Life Coaching Certification Program:

Coaching class has been a master class in effective communication for me. I have learned that we all are powerful creators that have the abilities to change our own lives.  Most importantly, the support I have received to step out of my comfort zone into this new territory has been really amazing.
– Chasity, Lafayette, LA

I recommend The Kitchen Table Life Coaching Certificate Program because of how it changed my life personally and professionally. The healing and the knowledge I have received has changed how I interact with others and I feel equipped to help each person God sends my way. He (God) has always led people to me and I would try to help and listen to them, but now because of Marc and Melissa’s teachings and guidance I am seeing lives changed! What a difference one year has made! The D’Aunoys gave us wisdom that would have taken years and years to attain. I encourage you to sign up, get started on this journey so you too can feel the freedom I do!
– Carla, Abbeville, LA

The Kitchen Table Coaching Class helped me realize my true calling to help people that are in emotional and spiritual bondage so they can find peace and their true identity and they have also taught me that I can identify with others who are struggling with my own personal struggles and how to find freedom.
– Crystol, Winder, GA

I am very thankful for my experience in The Kitchen Table Life Coaching Certification Program. Of course, the classes prepare you to be a great life coach but, the experience moves beyond life coaching into your own personal growth and life skills that everyone needs. You get multifaceted thoughtfully prepared content ranging from written class materials, video, conferences, websites, references, books, speakers, you name it. Marc and Melissa give you an organized track to run on but, they also leave a ton of room for you to become the coach you were specifically called to be. Not to mention you are doing this with a group of like-minded people which form connections and friendships along the way. You will never be the same. I highly recommend this program.
– Stephen, Lafayette, LA

The life coach program has been one of the most transforming years in my life. I’ve learned skills that help me both professionally and personally. Self-acceptance is one of the many things I have gained this year and now, after taking this course, I am confident I can help others on their healing journey. Thank you Marc and Melissa for creating a safe place where learning and growth can take place.
– Emily, Youngsville, LA

After taking the challenge of all 3 Growth Challenge weekends offered at the kitchen table, I wanted more; I didn’t want my personal growth to end! I wanted everyone in and around my life to learn to live empowered , just as I had! I signed up for the life coaching class in anticipation  of learning more tools! Life coaching class helped me uncover the “Whys” of my behavior. It taught me to be a curious listener, which has shifted the dynamic of my relationships…even with my little girls!! Furthermore, teaching my daughters to be incredible communicators! And to me, communication is key to successful relationships!!
– Jamie, Youngsville, LA

 I chose to take the class to follow a passion to make a difference and use my God-given gifts. Little did I know it would take me on a personal journey. I learned the gifts found in vulnerability, curiosity and awareness. These led to believing I’m “enough” and worthy of receiving love! My wow moment came when I realized I was leaving fear behind, learning to surrender and loving myself!! The TKT Coach Class is priceless and empowering!!
– Susan, Lake Charles, LA

Life coaching class has taught me the value of keeping my word to myself first. It has taught me to set healthy boundaries. I have experienced inner healing. It has helped me to find, value, and love myself. Coaching has brought healing to some of my closest relationships. Life Coaching Class has changed the quality of my life.
– Jennifer, Youngsville, LA

The best decision I made was to sign up for this program. I have always wanted to help others deal with this thing called “Life” and in learning how to help others I am also healing myself!  I look back and realize how much I have grown personally and spiritually!  The wealth of knowledge that Marc and Melissa have shared is beyond what I expected.  I am finally getting to have the career I have always wanted and so much more!  I am so excited about what I have learned and I get to specialize with the Master Classes that are available!  I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in Life Coaching!
– Renee, Carencro, LA

I joined the coaching class in order to equip myself with tools I thought I needed to help others. Little did I know just how much those tools would change my own life. The class provided a safe place for all of us to get to know our true selves. It increased my own self-awareness, showed me ways to engage mind, body and spirit and to overcome my own issues so I could better serve others. I learned how to look deeper and to stay curious about the motives behind the actions, which in turn, increased my ability to give forgiveness and grace to those around me.  I came out of the class healthier and wiser with tools and skills to empower others to live healthier lives.
– Kelly, Carencro, LA

The TKT Coaching program has taught me so much about myself, and my relationships with others. The many tools and techniques that they teach within the course encourage us students to take a deeper look inside ourselves and in turn, we use our experience to help others heal themselves. Our instructors are extremely knowledgeable and very resourceful. I would recommend TKT to any person out there interested in helping others!
– Brandy, Lafayette, LA

When I enrolled in the Life Coaching Program, I did this expecting to learn about tools that I could use with my clients. While I have learned these tools, I’ve learned so much more about myself during this journey.  The self-discovery is worth going through the program. I know my skills as a life coach have greatly increased because of what I have learned about myself in the process.
– Iva, Youngsville, LA

About the TKT Life Coaching Class:

The next class begins in September of 2020. Students complete approximately 110 hours of classroom instruction in basic to advanced coaching skills in an interactive setting, along with a supervised practicum and internship option. The practicum is comprised of 30+ hours of supervised practice coaching and role-playing with other students.

TKT Life Coaching Certification Curriculum:

   Module 1: The Bread and Butter

  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Building Rapport
  • Listening, the Coach’s Tool
  • The Art of the Question
  • The Gift of Gab
  • Awareness and Action
  • “God Talk” for the Coach
  • TKT Coaching Process Part 1 and 2
  • Practicum – 30+ hours of life coaching practice with classmates
  • Coaching Notes: Review of Bread and Butter Module Competency
  • Laboratory Skills Practice

   Module 2: Meat and Potatoes

  • Making Connections: Attachment
  • Brain, Neuroscience and Coaching
  • The Mind-Body Connection
  • An Inner Healing Model
  • Levels of Consciousness
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Spiritual Practices

   Module 3: Salt and Pepper

  • Knowing Yourself: Healthy Coach, Healthy Client
  • Coach’s Self Care
  • Marketing and Technology
  • TKT Coach Intern – Ethics, Guidelines and Identity Development
  • Lunchbox: Live Coaching and Coaching Tools

Tuition for TKT Coaching Certificate Program is $3590, which includes the year of life coaching coursework and the price for the mandatory attendance of Growth Challenge Weekend Phase 1. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $50 due at interview which will be applied to tuition if you are accepted into the TKT Life Coaching Program. A $125.00 one-time materials fee upon admission to hold your spot for the course. The tuition of $3590 can be paid monthly ($299.17) during the program and must be paid in full to successfully complete the program.

Upon completion of the coursework, all assignments, 30+ student coaching sessions, participation in Growth Challenge Phase 1 and tuition paid in full, students will receive TKT Course Completion Certificate with the option to move into one of the two internship paths.

About the TKT Life Coaching Internship:

Upon completion of the year’s coursework, students have the option to enter into an internship with The Kitchen Table.

The internship has two options:

1) Ministry internship for individuals looking to improve skills for lay ministry, personal growth, or current career path. This internship option requires 50 hours of supervised coaching to receive a TKT Ministry Certification.

2) Professional Life Coach internship for individuals looking to pursue life coaching as a part-time or full-time career or to enhance their interpersonal skills. This internship option requires 100 hours of supervised professional coaching. The Professional tract requires individuals to procure professional liability insurance during the internship period and charge a fee for coaching sessions.

All interns are required to attend weekly staffing meetings during the duration of the internship. The cost for staffing is $200 monthly until internship hours are complete.  Fees for staffing provide:

  • Weekly staffing support
  • 24/7 access to Marc/Melissa D’Aunoy for support and supervision during internship period
  • Consultation on coaching cases
  • New tools for the Coach
  • In-house educational programs shared during staffing hours
  • TKT Coach Staff to review and provide written feedback of 5 recorded coach sessions and written feedback for 2 live coach demos.

**Note: Following the completion of the internship hours, all students will be required to turn in 5-recorded sessions and successfully demonstrate coaching skills in two live coaching sessions before certification is earned. Upon completion of course requirements and internship requirements, students in the Ministry internship will receive TKT Ministry Life Coaching Certification and students in the Professional internship will receive TKT Professional Life Coaching Certification.

Graduates who successfully complete TKT Professional Life Coaching Certification tract may be considered for contract positions at The Kitchen Table or  can continue to pursue their profession independently and be affiliated with TKT for continued staffing support and educational opportunities for a monthly fee of $100. All graduates will be required to take 20 hours of continued education per year through The Kitchen Table or outside approved sources in order to maintain their designation as a Certified Professional Kitchen Table Life Coach.

**Note: Students wanting to earn other professional designations such as those offered by the International Coaches Federation may submit TKT Life Coaching Program materials through ICF’s portfolio approach and submit their credentials from The Kitchen Table for consideration.  Visit the International Coach Federation from more information. TKT will provide a comprehensive curriculum portfolio with all needed documentation for submission for a fee of $500.

Please contact our office to get your name on our waiting list for the upcoming class enrollment. Call today 337.889.0221 to sign-up, as there are a limited number of students enrolled per year. All students must go through a formal interview process before being admitted into the program.

Those wishing to continue to work with The Kitchen Table will be part of a global initiative to help people find joy, be at peace, and live the way God intended for his children…FREE!  Our vision is to equip Christians with life-giving skills to bring healing – body, soul and spirit – and purpose, impacting our global community for the glory of God.  Email us at to express your interest and to set up your first interview.




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